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Personal Trainer meeting... finally!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

So, I finally got to meet w/ my new personal trainer today... I say "new" because I've never actually worked one-on-one w/ her before... but this trainer has been at my gym ever since I started my weight loss journey, and so she has witnessed my ups & downs, my gung-ho exercise periods followed by my avoid-the-gym-at-all-cost times. So needless to say, she knows me very well! LoL

Today's meeting was an interview of sorts... Kim wanted to find out exactly what my goals were, what I was hoping to get out of our training sessions, and most importantly, what my restrictions are following my hip surgery. She also wanted to make sure that my knee was doing okay (like I said... she really knows me well) since I used to have issues w/ my left knee (have had 5 surgeries on it over the past 20 yrs).

After we had all of that was taken care of, then it was the really fun part... NOT: assessment time! I must say that I can think of nothing more degrading when you're trying to lose weight than having a tone little personal trainer use metal calipers to pinch fat over seven different areas of your body so that she can document just how fat you REALLY are! Trust me... I already know that I have numerous trouble areas... I really don't need reminded of that! LoL But, I also want to be able to show the progress that I've made, so I understand why it has to be done. There were several of the typical assessment tests I couldn't do because of my hip (12-min walk/run, plank test & leg press) but I did complete all of them that P.T. hadn't specifically banned (flexibility, bench press & crunch test). Overall, I don't think I did too bad, but I've definitely lost ground on my fitness level since surgery!

We're planning for me to start out working w/ her just 1x/week until my hip is healed better, and then I'll move up to 2x/week. I'm really lookin' forward to my first workout w/ Kim on Thursday... I'll let ya'll know how that went afterwards...
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    How exciting for you. I would love to have a personal trainer. I hope you take full advantage of her and her knowledge.

    I know you'll do great..!!
    2548 days ago
  • NINNY165
    How exciting .... emoticon I hd that same assessment on Monday at my gym...I did pretty good but realize tha i had not been pushing myself. I have decided to get a trainer after that. I will meet with him once a week to complete my running training. I hope to have some good results at my wellness weigh in at the end of the month. emoticon
    2548 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    You are doing great in spite of the calipers.

    Love it! Best wishes to you on this journey.

    Hugs, Sunny
    2548 days ago
    You are doing amazing and will be back in top form in no time!!
    emoticon Dawn
    2549 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. You are inspirational to have been through surgeries and still working hard at it! Thanks for sharing.
    2549 days ago
    I have been so impressed with your dedication and perseverance. Keep up the great work! I really wish I had access to a personal trainer here. When you live out in the sticks, so to speak, we don't have those options. I do have weights at home. My biggest hang up is the herniated discs. I do what I think I can do, but I wish that I had could consult a personal trainer who could help me by telling me what I really could and couldn't do.

    Anyway, enough of me. I wish you the best of luck. You are doing so well, not only in this journey, but your continuing rehab. Talk to you later.
    2549 days ago
    You can only go up from there :) Good luck!
    2549 days ago
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